About the Urban Tree Canopy Assessment
Please note: the data from this assessment was obtained and compiled in 2010. It is merely a snapshot of the state of Saint Paul's urban forest canopy at that time and does not accurately reflect the canopy as it currently stands. Saint Paul Forestry has used this data over the last decade to help direct management decisions, improving the canopy and making the urban forest very different than it once was. Any updated canopy assessment data will be posted here as it becomes available.
The trees that comprise the urban forest of Saint Paul provide a variety of benefits. Trees are our largest source of green infrastructure and enhance the landscape by providing shade to homes, roads and parking lots, and provide color, beauty and character to the community. Trees also provide benefits behind the scenes, such as the interception and storage of rainwater and carbon, the reduction of noise pollution and have proven to reduce crime and stress. This page explores the various ways trees enhance our lives and provides insight into the urban forest of Saint Paul at various scales: the entire urban forest, planning districts, parcels, and individual trees. With the emerald ash borer poised to dramatically change the landscape of the urban forest, Saint Paul Forestry is continually collecting data and searching for the best ways to keep the urban forest healthy, diverse, and green.